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IT25061: Managed File Transfer template with multiple transfer items cannot be edited with MQ Explorer

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a transfer template is defined using either the MQ Explorer
    or the fteCreateTemplate command which contains several transfer
    items, it cannot be subsequently edited with the MQ Explorer.
    If a user of the MQ Explorer right clicks on the transfer
    template and selects the 'Edit' option, an edit wizard is not
    If a double click is made on the template to edit it, the user
    receives a pop-up message box reporting the following error:

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of the MQ Explorer Managed File
    Transfer plug-in who create and edit transfer templates that
    contain multiple transfer items where one or more of the
    transfer items have the source disposition set to "delete".
    Platforms affected:
    Linux on x86-64, Windows
    When attempting to edit a transfer template using the MQ
    Explorer, an incorrect string operation was performed when
    comparing file paths for different source items listed in the
    transfer template.  This caused a
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBounds exception to be thrown which
    prevented the MQ Explorer transfer template edit wizard from

Problem conclusion

  • The MQ Explorer Managed File Transfer plugin has been updated to
    correct the string operation when comparing file paths within a
    transfer template thus allowing a user to edit said transfer
    template using the MQ Explorer wizard.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 LTS
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ MFT V8.0

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM MQ MFT V8.0

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 June 2018